NEWS & EVENTS
OCTOBER 01, 2021
ACM takeout Jiggs dinner will be held on Saturday, October 23rd. We had hoped this year to make it a sit-down meal as part of our larger Harvest Thanksgiving, however, because we are still in a pandemic with many regulations around gathering and serving food, we decided to make it a takeout dinner. Tickets can be purchased from ACM members or from the parish office. The cost is $20.00 per plate and must be purchased no later than Thursday, October 21st. Dinners will be ready for pickup at 5:00 pm on the 23rd.
ACW fundraiser this Fall is selling tickets on a very large Christmas stocking that will be drawn for just before Christmas. Again, because of pandemic restrictions they are limited as to what they can do for fundraisers, so we ask for your generous support by purchasing tickets. Whoever wins the stocking will have a very big Christmas stocking filled with all kinds of items including gift cards, gift certificates, and so much more.
Dawn Cheeseman will be selling Christmas cards with the picture of St. Philip’s church on them later. This is a fundraiser Dawn is doing on behalf of the ACW. She is in the process of designing the card and having them printed right now but they will soon be available for purchase. When they become available we will let everyone know.
The Ballicatter After-school program still has openings for children that need this service. The pandemic has made it difficult for them to keep their numbers up, especially when so many parents were working from home. This program has been a tremendous benefit to our parish budget bringing in $20,000 annually in rent. Please, if you know of any parents needing afterschool care for their children tell them about this great program we have right here in our parish centre.
OCTOBER 01, 2021
Our parish website can be accessed now through a QR Code (Quick Response Code). By scanning the code with your cell phone, tablet or some other compatible device you will immediately be taken to the parish website. We are also in the process of updating our website so it can be current. Here is the QR Code:
OCTOBER 01, 2021
The Christmas Eve services for Friday, December 24th will be held at 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. We are still in a pandemic and will be guided by whatever the public health guidelines are at that time.
Christmas Tree of Remembrance
Our annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00 pm. The outside Christmas tree will be lit up in memory of loved ones. Anyone wanting to have names added to the list please download a copy of the form from the website or pickup one at church. The form can be returned with your donation to the church no later than Sunday, December 12th. On December 15th we will gather around the tree, Rev. Randy will read the names of loved ones in whose memory the tree will be lit, a prayer will be said and the tree will be lit up and will remain lit until the end of Christmas. If public health guidelines permit we will then gather in the Canon EB Cheeseman Parish Centre for hot chocolate and timbits and some Christmas carols.
DECEMBER 14, 2020
Christmas Eve services at St. Philip's will be held at 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Anyone planning to attend must register ahead of time by calling Donna or Janice Spurrell at 895-3581.
Registration is required as the Covid-19 regulations only allow us to seat a maximum of 100.
MARCH 17, 2020
MARCH 17, 2020
NOTE: The Anglican Parish of St. Philips is now set up to receive E-transfers of donations. To send an E-transfer at any time, you can set up the Anglican Parish of St, Philips as a payee on your internet banking profile. Please use the Parish’s email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org and choose Notify by Email. If you have an Envelope Number, please include it in the Message field. This will assist us in recording your donation to your Envelope Number for donation receipting purposes. If you don’t have an Envelope Number, please include your full mailing address so we can mail you a tax receipt.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Archdeacon Sam Rose was elected the sixth bishop of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, after being voted in on the fourth ballot at the Nov. 28 electoral synod in 2020.
The Dec. 15 consecration and installation of the bishop-elect took place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, with the liturgy livestreamed. Bishop John Watton of the diocese of Central Newfoundland and Bishop John Organ of the diocese of Western Newfoundland served as ordaining bishop and co-consecrator, respectively.
His wife Jill is a teacher and they have two teenage children, Amy and Samuel
He received his B.A. from Memorial University and his Masters of Divinity from Queen’s College, both in St John’s. Bishop Rose was ordained a priest in 2001 and has served in parishes in Labrador and Newfoundland.
Bishop Sam Rose
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
St. Philip’s Anglican Cemetery
St. Philip’s Anglican cemetery has a history going back as far as the earliest settlers in the community. Vestry is in the process of exploring the possibility of telling the story of the cemetery, including the old church which once stood there, on a story-board. This board will also include a QR Code which can be scanned to take you to the parish website where even more information can be found.
In the place where the old church once stood there is a Columbarium containing 48 niches, and each niche can hold up to three Urns for burial. Much work have gone into beautifying this sacred area, with the placing of seating benches, shrubs and flowers, soon a storyboard and a plan to place there a small replica of the old church. Some of the work done there was completed by a grant of $2500 from The Anglican Foundation. We are also very thankful to Dawn Cheeseman and Joyce Fewer who coordinated most of the beautification work, along with a lot of help from other parish members.
Currently about half of the Columbaria niches have been sold. The cost of purchasing one is $3000 (no tax) and can be done through the parish office. There are plans to place more units there once the current ones are sold.
We hope that you will visit this site and get an appreciation for all the work done there thus far. It is also a serene place to sit in quietness and meditate.
We also ask everyone to observe the rules and regulations related to the cemetery. It is a large area which requires a lot of time and resources to maintain. We do have “A Perpetual Care Fund” with the hope that enough contributions will be added to it so we can use it in the future to hire someone in the Summer months to care for it. This would certainly be something to leave a legacy for. We also have our on-going “Cemetery Fund” which many contribute to for regular maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.
*We also advise anyone visiting the cemetery and/or doing work in the cemetery to be very careful as you walk around, there is much uneven ground and other things that might cause someone to stumble or fall. We do our best to make it as safe as possible but it is a very large area, so do be very careful.
The ACW ladies of St. Philip's church hosted an Old Fashioned English Tea inthe The Canon EB Cheeseman Parish Centre on Saturday March 17th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Though it was St. Patrick's day, and many other things happening, about 50 ladies (with Rev. Randy and Deacon Ed) attended the event. This will no doubt be done again in the near future.
Regular Services on Sunday:
Holy Communion at 8:30 a.m.(BCP)
Holy Eucharist and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. (BAS)
ACW Monthly Card Game - Last Tuesday of each month
(except December and the Lenten Season).
Time: 8 PM
Cost $5.00 with lunch
Place: St. Philip’s Parish Centre
20 Coady’s Road.
Telephone: 895 - 0715
St. Philip’s Anglican Centre can be rented for functions like Birthday Parties, Wedding Showers, Baby Showers, Christmas Parties, Etc.
For further information please call the church office – 895 –0715 or 687-7109